Health Care Advocate Gordon Bonnyman, Jr. Named 2009 Morris Dees Justice Award Winner

Skadden, Arps and The University of Alabama School of Law announced today that Gordon Bonnyman, Jr., executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, has been awarded the 2009 Morris Dees Justice Award.

Legendary civil rights attorney Morris Dees, who is co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will present the award to Bonnyman during a reception at Skadden, Arps’s offices in New York City on November 12, 2009.

Bonnyman has spent his entire career representing low-income clients, the elderly, prisoners, disabled persons, and the uninsured. He has been the lead counsel in more than a dozen class action lawsuits, many of which have served as models for legal services organizations throughout the United States.